Grateful Dead Live at The Matrix on 1970-12-17
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Hard To Handle
Me And My Uncle
Cold Rain And Snow
Dancing In The Street
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|Hard to Handle|
|Me and My Uncle|
|Cold Rain and Snow|
|Dancing in the Street|
|Uncle John's Band|
The venue is conjectural. Deadlists identifies it as the Matrix, based on Eaton's transcript of the vault reel. However, when Dick copied the show to cassette, he attached the following label: "Here is something I have, that was labeled 12/17/70 - Winterland."
A long-standing confusion between this show and the Owsley benefit held at Winterland on 12/23/70, continues to infect GD tapelists. The first four songs, "Hard to Handle" through "Cold Rain and Snow," were put into general circulation by the Bay Area Tapers Group in the mid-1990s, and continue to be mislabeled as 12/23/70.
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- The Matrix
Subject: I can hear your voice..
Subject: Cold Rain and Snow
On a side note, we should be really proud of being a part of this recording community, if for no other reason than at least our forum and comments section is nearly 99.999% free of any nastiness and name calling and what have you. It's full of research, recollections, anecdotes, praise for Charlie Miller et al, and recommendations for even better shows we all might like. Kind people who came for the music and some like kindness. Bill Graham mentions an usher at the Fillmore East in his parting words on 4-29-71 who said, "The Grateful Dead aren't just music, they're an environment."
Subject: Great sound quality
Subject: Fab Machine Sound
Every tune here is good for the ears and eveyrthing in between.
And then there's the machine operaoers who made this sampler possible: Thank You For A Real Good Time!
Subject: For listening:
Subject: A very big dose
(1) Winterland 10-4-70 (broadcast on KQED and never seen since but at least parts of the quadrophonic FM simulcast exist and can be heard on the archive (as of this evening anyway). Cold Rain and Snow and UJB can be heard in context on the archive at https://archive.org/details/gd70-10-04.fm.glassberg_winters.28363.sbeok.shnf
(2) Winterland 10-5-70
Dancin' In The Streets
Hard To Handle*
Me and My Uncle*
It's all great but the 10-5-70 tracks especially are phenomenal both in terms of sound quality and performance. This version of Dancin' is particularly awesome, with Jerry's solos more contemplative than scorching and the other members of the stepping up time and time again to deliver the goods.
Someone needs to find the rest of that 10-5-70 recording. There's some articles about that show (the night after Janis died) but no setlist that I could find (Deadlists references some anecdotal evidence that Casey Jones was played and the night ending with a very groovy triumvirate of Good Lovin, Dancin, Lovelight).
"Said Jerry Garcia after the Dead's set [on Monday October 5, at Winterland]:
"The crowd seemed a little crazier last night than tonight, I don't know. You have to understand I have no memory, that's the price I pay. The difference in vibes? It makes a big difference in vibes if you tell somebody, Janis died. That's like heavy news. But listen, man, these are all people who've been on lots of trips, and they're sensitive, far-out, weird people, probably the weirdest people on earth in this place, and they've all looked at death a million times in lots of different ways. Nobody's really uptight about death. Death is something that really happens." -- http://deadsources.blogspot.com/2013/06/october-4-5-1970-winterland-sf.html
But the snippets sound beautiful. Candyman, probably from 10/5, is absolutely ethereal.
Subject: Good Old God Damned Grateful Dead
Too Much Fun
Subject: The sound...
including Mickey Hart, who is sadly missing from most of 71 and all of 72.
To whit: from 10/4/70,
Cold Rain & Snow
Uncle John's Band (mislabelled as 12/23/70 on the Workingman's Dead Rhino CD reissue, but that track is clearly different to the correct 12/23/70 UJB on shnid #31608)
Dancin' In The Streets
Unknown but probably 10/5/70 (based on no other date identified for them),
Hard To Handle
Me and My Uncle
Irrespective of source, this is terrific material, but we really need the full 10/5/70 at some point!
Subject: Dancing Jam
Subject: candy man
is it because they brought the old multitrack recorders employing nice fat analog tape? was it the LSD then? it seems to drip through the speakers
the stuff folks are tripping on today? that i don't know, it ain't nothing good , judging by the state a the world, time to make it better, which this show shows, can be done, starting with some fucking music, for fuck's sake, i say
Subject: Wrong Date
This is 12/23/70 Winterland. Check the Tapers Section at Dead.net
Sound is gorgeous, wish there was more...
Subject: Holy Phil!